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Manitoba Historical Society: Sir John A. Macdonald Dinners

This event is held annually on the Saturday closest to the birthday of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. It is the Society’s primary fundraiser. Dinners feature guest speakers on a variety of topics. The featured speaker at the last few dinners are listed below.

Year

Speaker

2017

Bruce Tascona
Military Historian
“Camp Hughes - The War Years, 1914-1916”

2016

Jennifer Ditchburn
Journalist
“The History of Women in the Parliamentary Press Gallery & Women in Federal Politics Today”

2015

Richard Gwyn
Author, Historian
“Sir John A. Macdonald, The Man Who Made Us”

2014

John Einarson
Musician, Educator, Historian
“Preserving Manitoba’s Music Heritage”

2013

Morris Mott
Hockey Player, Professor (Brandon University)
“Before the Jets: The People and Problems of Pro Hockey in Manitoba, 1906-1972”

2012

Sylvia Kuzyk
Broadcaster

2011

Ken McGoogan
Author

2010

Jerry Gray
Professor (University of Manitoba)

2009

Alan Latourelle
Parks Canada

2008

Roland Penner
Lawyer, Professor (University of Manitoba), Author

2007

Margaret Sweatman
Author

2006

Mike Ford
Musician

2005

John Turner
Prime Minister of Canada

2004

Jake MacDonald
Author

2003

Hon. Justice Murray Sinclair
Lawyer, Judge, Senator

2002

Jamie Brown
CEO, Frantic Films

2001

Mel Hurtig
Publisher

2000

Rex Murphy
Broadcaster

1999

Phil Fontaine
Indigenous Leader

1998

John Crosbie
Politician

1997

Stan MacKay
Cleric

1996

John Maxwell “Jack” Bowman (1925-2005)
Physician & Medical Researcher

1995

Pearl McGonigal
Journalist, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

1994

Henry Edmison “Harry” Duckworth (1915-2008)
Educator, Administrator

1993

Israel Harold Asper (1932-2003)
Politician, Businessman

1992

Bryan Schwartz
Law Professor (University of Manitoba)

1991

Gerald A. Friesen
Historian (University of Manitoba)

1990

Leo Pettipas
Archeologist

1989

Jennifer Brown
Historian (University of Winnipeg)

1988

John C. Lehr
Geographer (University of Winnipeg)

1987

Tim Ball
Geographer (University of Winnipeg)

1986

Douglas Lloyd Campbell (1895-1995)
Premier of Manitoba

1985

 

1984

 

1983

Robert DuVal Guy (1912-1985)
Lawyer, Judge

1982

Jim Coleman
Journalist

1981

 

1980

 

1979

Gerald Mercier
Attorney-General of Manitoba

1978

 

1977

 

1976

Peter B. Waite
Historian

1975

Cornelius J. Jaenen
Historian
Ethnic Factors in Canadian History

1974

William Lewis Morton (1908-1980)
Historian

1973

 

1972

John Henry Warkentin
Historical Geographer

1971

James Henry Gray (1906-1998)
Journalist, Historian

1970

James Maurice Stockford Careless (1919-2009)
Historian, Biographer
George Brown and Confederation

1969

John G. Diefenbaker (1895-1979)
Prime Minister of Canada
Sir John A. Macdonald

1968

Dufferin Roblin (1917-2010)
Premier of Manitoba
Confederation in Perspective

1967

Donald G. Creighton (1902-1979)
Historian
John A. Macdonald, Confederation and the Canadian West

1966

Testimonial for William Lewis Morton (1908-1980)

Page revised: 21 March 2017

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